Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Baltimore Activist Alert -- January 8 - 9, 2019

31] 17th Annual Annapolis Summit – Jan. 8
32] Redistricting Reform Rally – Jan. 8
33] Stand in solidarity with refugees – Jan. 8
34] Witness Against Torture 2020 Fast for Justice – Jan. 8 - 9
35] Rally for Environmental Justice, Public Health and Safety – Jan. 8
36] Sierra Club in Annapolis – Jan. 8
37] Food Rescue at the Free Farm – Jan. 8
38] ALL OUT - Stop the War with Iran – Jan. 8
39] Coalition for a Humane Hopkins meeting – Jan. 8
40] Mayoral Candidates Forum – Jan. 8
41] Our Revolution Howard meeting – Jan. 8
42] Bernie Film Screening – Jan. 8
31] – The 17th Annual Annapolis Summit is on Wed., Jan. 8 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM, as Marc Steiner will interview Maryland's top elected officials before a live audience, on the opening day of the Maryland State Legislative Session. This will happen at the Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis.  Email 

32] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from  8 at 11 AM, join a Redistricting Reform Rally, hosted by the Constitutional Society at 8 Bladen St. Meet at Lawyers Mall on College Ave., Annapolis on opening day of the Maryland legislative session to show support for fair elections and redistricting reform. See

33] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM, Pack the Courtroom: Show Support for Refugee Resettlement, hosted by CWS at 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt 20770-1248.  The court will hear oral arguments in the case brought by HIAS, CWS and LIRS represented by IRAP against EO 13888 that allows states and localities to block refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.  Stand in solidarity with refugees. Show up to demonstrate that our communities support refugee resettlement and wish to continue to welcome refugee families! The courthouse is about a 15 minute walk from the Greenbelt Metro station. Visit

34] –The Witness Against Torture 2020 Fast for Justice continues. The fasters gather at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Hostel, 501 4th St. NW, corner of 4th St NW and E St. NW, WDC 20001. RSVP at On Wed., Jan. 8 at 9 AM, there will be a morning circle and all day planning for a WAT action, Congressional visits, and media work.  At 6 PM, engage in a Community Dialogue.  On Thurs., Jan. 9 starting at 9 AM with a morning circle and an all-day action preparation, followed by Congressional visits.  At 5 PM, people will attend an exhibition: Justice for Muslims Collective poster display -- Shattering Justice & Re-Making the Muslim Threat at The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road NW, WDC.  At 7 PM, there will be a panel Guantanamo 18 Years Later: Witnessing and Resisting Our Carceral Society at the Festival Center.  See

35] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from  9:30 at 11:30 AM, rally at the corner of St. John's and College St., directly behind the House of Delegates in a Call to Action on the Opening Day of The Maryland General Assembly 2020 Session. Rally for Environmental Justice, Public Health and Safety. Takei Action and let our legislators Hear Our Voices. Email or call 240-300-6237. Look at

36] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from 11:15 AM to 2 PM, get over to MD Legislative Action: Opening Day 2020!  This is hosted by the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter at 6 Bladen St., Annapolis 21401-1912. This year Sierra Club will be advocating for more ambitious climate action, solutions to our plastics pollution problems, responsible clean transportation solutions, and much more!  Help get the initial word out to all members of the General Assembly about the Sierra Club's legislative priorities. Deliver to each legislator's office one of the famous calendars and a letter detailing the legislative priorities for the year. Meet in the Public Lounge on the first floor, adjacent to the entrance on 6 Bladen St., Annapolis.  Go to

37] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from noon to 1 PM,  get over to Food Rescue Baltimore at Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St., Baltimore 21211.  The long-time Wednesday Food Rescue at the Baltimore Free Farm continues. Bring a bag, bring a friend, and take delicious, nutritious, free rescued food. This will continue until February 19, 2020. Visit

38] – ALL OUT - Stop the War with Iran!  This is hosted by the Answer Coalition on Wed., Jan. 8 from 3 PM to midnight at the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, WDC 20500, Donald Trump decided to declare war against Iran when he assassinated a senior Iranian general at the Baghdad airport. Now, predictably Iran has retaliated. The entire region could be engulfed in war and this war can quickly become a global conflict. Join the thousands of people who are demanding no war with Iran, who are demanding peace! Go to

39] -- The Coalition for a Humane Hopkins is meeting on Wed., Jan. 8 at 6 PM at the NNU Office in Baltimore, 1 N. Charles Street, Suite 1900. The group will continue the PILOT Campaign and the Medical Debt/Charity Care campaign. The next Know Your Rights (KYR) tabling session will happen on Thurs., Jan. 9 from 4:30 to 7 PM. Email Chris Novoa [mailto:CNovoa@CalNurses.Org].

40] On Wed., Jan. 8 from  6 to 9 PM,  check out a Park Heights Community Mayoral Candidates Forum, hosted by The New Park Heights Community Development Corp. Inc. It will take place at the Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging, 4501 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore 21215.  Hear and interact with candidates running for Mayor of Baltimore and their plans for the Park Heights community. Look at

41] –  On Wed., Jan. 8 from 7 to 8:45 PM, come to the Monthly Meeting, hosted by Our Revolution Howard at the Howard County Public Library, 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel 20723.  This meeting is regularly held on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month. Report on the previous month’s activities and discuss the work on Medicare for All, Environmental/Climate-change issues (including Green New Deal and the need to declare a "Climate Emergency" in Howard County), the latest developments in the Bernie Sanders 2020 campaign, the race for the 7th Congressional District, immigrant support, and plans for the rest of 2020. See

42] – On Wed., Jan. 8 from  7 to 9 PM, get over to a Bernie Film Screening, hosted by Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America at the Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave. NW, WDC 20010.  Did you know that before becoming the politician that we know and love, Bernard Sanders was an amateur documentarian?  Watch his work on Eugene Debs followed by a conversation on Bernie and Socialism and how you can help him win election in 2020, including information about a canvass on Jan. 11 in Hyattsville. See

To be continued

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